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Michael Nelson

Phone: 541-737-9221
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Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society
201K Richarson Hall
College of Forestry
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331

Link to Personal Web Page

Official position at address above: Professor of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy
Educational Institutions attended: Ph.D. Philosophy, Lancaster University, England
M.A. Philosophy, Michigan State University
B.A. Philosophy/Religious Studies concentration, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Roles/Affiliations: Lead Principal Investigator for the H.J. Andrews Long-Term Ecological Research Program


Batavia, Chelsea; Nelson, Michael Paul . 2016. Heroes or thieves? The ethical grounds for lingering concerns about new conservation. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. May 9, 2016(online): 1-11. doi: 10.1007/s13412-016-0399-0 (Pub No: 4931)
Batavia, Chelsea; Nelson, Michael Paul . 2016. Conceptual Ambiguities and Practical Challenges of Ecological Forestry: A Critical Review. Journal of Forestry. 114(5): 572-581. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5849/jof.15-103 (Pub No: 4940)
Batavia, Chelsea; Nelson, Michael Paul. 2016. The Logical and Practical Necessity of Ethics in Ecological Forestry: A Reply to Palik and D'Amato 2016. Journal of Forestry. 115(1): 56-57. doi: 10.5849/jof.2016-078 (Pub No: 4965)
Goralnik, Lissy; Nelson, Michael Paul; Gosnell, Hannah; Leigh, Mary Beth. 2016. Arts and humanities inquiry in the Long-Term Ecological Research Network: empathy, relationships, and interdisciplinary collaborations. J Environ Stud Sci. [online]: 1-13. doi: 10.1007/s13412-016-0415-4 (Pub No: 4947)
Goralnik, Lissy; Nelson, Michael Paul; Ryan, Leslie; Gosnell, Hannah. 2015. Arts and Humanities Efforts in the US Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network: Understanding Perceived Values and Challenges, Chapter 16. In: R. Rozzi et al. (eds.), Earth Stewardship, Linking Ecology and Ethics in Theory and Practice. Ecology and Ethics 2. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing:249-268. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-12133-8_16 (Pub No: 4882)
Goralnik, Lissy; O’Connell, Kari; Schulze, Mark; Nelson, Michael Paul. 2015. HJ Andrews Forest Discovery: A conceptual framework for interdisciplinary interpretation. In: Proceedings of the 2015 Symposium on Experiential Education Research (SEER); October 22- 25, 2015; Portland, Oregon, USA. 43nd Annual International AEE Conference}: Association for Experiential Education (AEE): 30-34. (Pub No: 4977)